What should I do with an opossum after I catch it?
Catching an opossum was probably a demanding and hard job for you to
do. But, once you've trapped the animal, your work doesn’t end
there. You are still left with removing the animal, and you might be
confused over the right way to it. After all, opossums look friendly
and kind and doing the right thing might be hard for you. It might
even be harder if the animal is in the state of sleeping once your
find it. This might make it a lot more difficult for those who are
sensitive to animals. Here are some helpful tips for you to remove
the opossum from your home effectively.
In general, you have several options for removing the opossum from
your home. You can either remove the animal from your home by
relocating it, or you can kill the animal on the spot. The right
solution for your will depend on your living environment, and
current standing laws, as well as your personal preferences. If you
decide to relocate the animal, you are going to have to do it during
the night. Because opossums are nocturnal animals, they are going to
have trouble finding the shelter if you relocate them during the
day. This would leave the animal vulnerable to being attacked and
killed by other animals, as well as to being exposed to excessive
sunlight and dehydration. Also, make sure to release the animal as
far from your home as possible. Choose an environment with plenty of
trees and bushes for the animal to hide in, and make sure that it is
as far from your home as possible. The reason for that is simple-
you don’t want it to come back. Also, make sure not to release the
animal in any type of populated area, so it wouldn’t infest another
Another option for you is to kill the animal. In fact, depending on
the area your live in, you might be obligated to do it by law. If
you have decided to kill an opossum, the best way for you to do it
is to shoot it directly into the head, using a fire weapon. Because
this might be hard for some people to do, they are going to consider
poisoning the animal. You should never attempt to poison an opossum,
because most poisons are going to inflict pain and suffering to the
animal, without actually killing it.
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